Why not offer Iran energy alternatives?
You have to feel sorry for President Obama. He reminds me of a car salesman who only has lemons to sell, nothing of value. Think about it. He worked the Affordable Care Act to death. Yes, it got passed, but still the majority of Americans have not embraced it. Why you ask? Simple; it is a bad product.
Now he is working the circuit trying to sell his Iran nuclear deal. In a recent speech, he said that only the radicals in Iran are shouting death to America. Surely he is joking, as the Supreme leader of Iran is on tape shouting death to America and Israel. So Mr. President, are we to believe he was just kidding?
Call me Thomas, as I doubt it.
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This whole nuclear deal troubles me because a few simple questions could have been asked at the outset of these negotiations, and based on the answers, this whole idea of Iran becoming a nuclear power would have gone away.
I always wonder if Secretary of State John Kerry asked his Iranian counterpart, “Why do you need nuclear power? You are sitting on 10 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves.”
Hard to imagine why they would not burn it to generate power.
Let’s assume the Iranians said they wanted to sell the oil and have an alternative source of energy. Again, why did Kerry not offer to sell them solar and wind power equipment? Iran has plenty of wind and sun. Would have been nice to see this administration force these technologies down someone else’s throat, and not just have America bear the brunt of these somewhat less efficient energy systems.
Much of Iran is at elevation, quite a mountainous country, so what better place than to put wind farms. Surely Mr. Kerry would have thought of that. But I guess not; must have had a senior moment. Come to think of it, the president loves this wind energy stuff. You think he would have picked up his phone and called Kerry, or maybe even use his pen to send him a note.
You will recall him reminding us, “I have a phone and a pen.”
I see this as a major turning point for the Democratic Party. Support for this deal will be with them forever. God forbid if the Iranians do something terrible. We will all remember who supported this horrendous deal.
David Barsalou, Myrtle Beach